Friday, May 22, 2009

Hiatus, Again

My blogs will be on hiatus again for the summer while I take Charlie UP to the tundra where the summers are cooler than in Tejas. I may do a post or two during the summer. Last summer I figured out where I could get access to the internet. The local tribal college has computers in their library that adults can use.(No nasty Nanny programs.)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Best One Yet!!

This is the best one yet on my Redneck calender. I guess which body part it is rubbed on would depend on your gender!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The "Snowbird Dog"

Last weekend The Kid brought her dog 'Charlie Lays In Shade' here. Next weekend I will heading UP to the tundra with Charlie riding shotgun. Charlie is pretty good at traveling except for the fact that given a chance he'll ride in your lap!!

Friday, May 15, 2009


People used to joke about econo-box cars being powered by gerbils in little wheels and the upgrade was to hamsters. What does it say when they show hamsters driving the car??

Personally I wouldn't want a car that is so small the hamsters fill the car!!

Jesse Ventura On Waterboarding And Cheney

Tried for the last couple of days to embed this video from with no success. Got this from YouTube.

One of the things I like about Jesse is he isn't afraid to express his opinion. While I don't agree with everything he has to say, I agree with what he has to say on this video. I especially like the line about, "Give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney and one hour and I'll have him to confess to the Sharon Tate murders" Does that mean Charlie Manson was framed??

Notice how Larry King tries to keep Jesse from talking about how bad aWol was!! Something tells me Jesse does not care for either aWol or Cheney!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Left Of Center And Below The Curve??

The Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -7.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54

H/T to Erudite Redneck for the link to Political Compass.

Let's just say I believe people should be able to do whatever as long as it doesn't affect other people in a bad way, but corporations are not people and must be regulated to keep them from destroying themselves and us in the process.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Looking At New Cars

For several months now The Old Lady and I have been kicking the idea of getting another vehicle around. At one time we thought about trading in the truck for another truck, one with a diesel engine. That was back when we were buying a travel trailer for bumming around when we retire. That deal fell thru so then we thought about just getting some econo-box car and keeping the truck we have as it is handy to have a truck to haul stuff. (In a couple weeks I will be heading UP on the tundra and will be working on The Kid's cabin, so will need the truck to haul materials for the cabin.)

Anywho, recently we had been checking out cars on-line. We liked the idea of getting a Ford Focus as it gets decent gas mileage and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to buy. (And GM cars just don't seem to fit right.) The Old Lady did an internet search on them and filled in a page to get a price on one. Within the hour the phone was ringing with a call from a local dealer asking if we want to come look at some cars. She set up an appointment for Friday afternoon, saying we'll just go look, we don't have to buy, we'll shop around.

Well, we'll be looking at this car for a long time. The payments will be for 72 months (Six Years!!) which at our stage in life can be a helluva long time!! Hell, I try not to buy green bananas!!They had several Foci on the lot and we took one for a test drive. After the test drive the salesperson asked how we liked it. The Old Lady said she liked it, but wouldn't want that particular car as it was red and would consider any other car as long as it wasn't red. (I concur.) Long story short, this is what we came home with, never having driven or even sat in it before making the deal.

One bright note, now I can finally listen to Oldies music (The Old Lady likes Classic Rock and I like Classic Country in addition to Oldies, modern country sucks because they sound like they are whining all the time usually about god) because the car has Sirius satellite radio which is free for 6 months to sucker you into paying for it every month. The on-air radio here in Hot-Lanta sucks big time!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Redneck Joke

This reminds me of the old joke about a Redneck watching a commercial for Thermos bottles on TV. "It keeps hot things hot. It keeps cold things cold." And the Redneck says, "How do it know??"

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Statue, David Before And After

Got this in an e-mail recently and thought it was amusing.

David returns to Italy

A bit of culture for a change! After a two year loan to the United States , Michelangelo's David is being returned to Italy .

His Proud Sponsors were:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


For awhile I've called myself a "Born-Again Agnostist", but now I'm wondering if I might also be an "Apatheist"??
Here is part of the definition from Wikipedia.
"Apathetic agnosticism (also called Pragmatic agnosticism)—the view that there is no proof of either the existence or nonexistence of God or gods, but since any God or gods that may exist appear unconcerned for the universe or the welfare of its inhabitants, the question is largely academic anyway."

"The eighteenth century French philosopher Denis Diderot, when accused of being an atheist, replied that he simply did not care whether God existed or not. In response to Voltaire, he wrote:

It is very important not to mistake
hemlock for parsley; but not at all so to believe or not in God.

Jonathan Rauch described apatheism as "a disinclination to care all that much about one's own religion and even a stronger disinclination to care about other people's"."

I googled "Apatheists" and came up with a ton of hits. Until today I had never even seen the word before, so who knew, it might even be a movement. It started off when I was looking at an article about how less people say they are religious.

Another Look At The Grill

FROM LEFT: Lucha Libre wrestlers Renegado and Mr. Tempest look at an image of the Virgin Mary said to have appeared on a griddle at Las Palmas restaurant in Calexico. “I follow Our Lady of Guadalupe," Mr. Tempest said after the viewing. “This is amazing. It’s a true miracle.”

When I first saw something about the grill with the supposed image of Virgin Mary (see previous post), this was the picture I saw in the article about it.

And then there's this about a man in St. Louis that claims the Virgin Mary appeared in the grease tray of his George Foreman grill. Notice how he put it in the frig for safe keeping!! Does that elevate George Foreman towards Sainthood???

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Virgin Mary Appears Again

The grill is on permanent display in a storeroom that is filling up with rosaries.

To me it kinda looks like the salt stain a couple of years ago on a Chicago viaduct.

Found this at

Again, I am not able to figure out how to delete the commercial.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My First Award

Tricia at Menopausal Stoners has given me an award. I would like to thank the academy, and all those that made this possible, you know that's bullshit but it may be the only time in my life that I will be able to say that.

My first award and I have only been blogging for a year. I'm honored to receive the award. Now I have to come up with some other bloggers to give them this award.

Now some of the blogs are new, some are old, some are borrowed, some are blue. Wait a minute, I think that refers to something else. Anywho, here are the rules and my list for the award.

The Bella Rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. Artist and Knucklehead ALPHAVILLE in West, Texas Lisa Dr. Zaius MRMACrum Dave Dubya's Rants Dan'l & Gadfly Nan

Friday, May 1, 2009

So, That's What The Kids Call It These Days

I didn't know mowing the lawn had so much meaning to it!! The Ladies are certainly having fun doing the lawn maintenance!!